Self Portrait at Sea

2 Nov

Self at Sea

This is my favorite of the self-portrait series I did. The hair is made up mostly of back stitch with touches of stem and split stitches to create the texture. It is probably 8-10 shades of brown.  I did the water all in split stitch. I have a hard time clocking the hours I spend working, but it took me about a month to do the water.

It is the first piece I have used watercolor crayons to do a wash on. I am slightly disappointed only in the fact that I think the blue wash isn’t visible under the blue stitching.

Self at Sea detail

Self at Sea (eye detail)

4 Responses to “Self Portrait at Sea”

  1. Dolores (Typy) November 2, 2010 at 5:01 pm #

    I love it. I think it’s wonderful.

  2. Carol DeLater November 3, 2010 at 7:51 am #

    Your work is amazing!

  3. Lauren Davis November 3, 2010 at 11:40 am #

    Incredible. Love the texture of the water. And your attention and integration of floss color stuns me every time. Hope you sold some pieces!

  4. alagarconniere July 30, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    This is so beautiful.

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